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Who Buys Source

Profiling adults 18+ who reside in a mobile home:

GfK MRI, 2010

Of those adults 18+ who live in a mobile home, 49.5% are women and 50.5% are men.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who reside in a mobile home, by age group: 18-24, 15.2%; 25-34, 17.3%; 35-44, 18.5%; 45-54, 18.9%; 55-64, 14.9%; 65+, 15.2%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who live in a mobile home, by income level: $100,000+, 3.2%; $75-99,999, 5.5%; $60-74,999, 7.4%; $50-59,999, 8.9%; $40-49,999, 11.2%; $30-39,999, 15.5%; $20-29,999, 19.8%; under $20,000, 28.5%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who reside in a mobile home, by race: White, 80.5%; Black, 9.6%; Other, 9.9%; Hispanic origin, 12.2%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who live in a mobile home, by region: Northeast, 8.7%; Midwest, 10.7%; South, 66.8%; West, 13.8%.

GfK MRI, 2010

Adults 18+ who reside in a mobile home, by marital status: Single, 24.5%; married, 49.9%; separated/widowed/divorced, 25.6%.

GfK MRI, 2010

According to a 2008 survey of mobile home owners/residents, level of education attainment of the respondents: Grade school, 1%; some high school, 9%; high school graduate, 38%; some college (no degree), 32%; associate's degree (2-year), 10%; bachelor's degree, 8%; post-graduate degree, 3%.

Foremost Insurance Group, 2008

A 2008 survey of approximately 12,000 mobile home owners/residents determined the household size of mobile home families: 1 member, 18%; 2 members, 38%; 3-4 members, 33%; 5 or more members, 10%.

Foremost Insurance Group, 2008

When They Buy Source

Monthly shipments of mobile homes (2-year average, 2008-2009): January, 8.1%; February, 7.9%; March, 8.3%; April, 9.4%; May, 9.2%; June, 9.1%; July, 8.7%; August, 9.0%; September, 8.7%; October, 8.8%; November, 6.7%; December, 6.1%.

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

Why They Buy Source

Of those manufactured homes sold for residential use in 2009, 23% were eventually located inside manufactured home communities, while 77% were situated outside manufactured home communities on private property.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

How They Buy Source

Average mobile home prices in 2009 (includes single-wide, double-wide and units with more than two sections), by region: Northeast, $61,400; Midwest, $65,500; South, $59,400; West, $82,400.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

The average price of a mobile home in the U.S. during 2009 was $63,100, down from $64,700 in 2008 and $65,400 in 2007.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

The average price of a single-wide mobile home in the U.S. in 2009 was $39,600, up from $38,000 in 2008 and $37,300 in 2007. The average double-wide manufactured home cost $74,400 in 2009, compared to $75,800 in 2008 and $74,200 in 2007.
 

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

According to the Manufactured Housing Institute, new manufactured homes typically require a 5-10% down payment, with loan terms extending 15-30 years, depending on the buyer's credit profile, size of home and the type of loan. Financing an existing mobile home generally requires a 5-10% down payment, with terms up to 20 years.

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

States with the lowest average mobile home prices in 2009: Michigan, $51,300; Mississippi, $53,200; Colorado, $54,600; Louisiana, $55,000; Texas, $56,000; Oklahoma, $56,500; Ohio, $57,300; Kentucky, $57,800; Alabama, $58,500; South Dakota, $58,800 (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nebraska, Alaska, Hawaii and District of Columbia figures not available).

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

States with the highest average mobile home prices in 2009: Nevada, $107,600; California, $97,700; North Dakota, $94,000; Delaware, $89,900; Idaho, $89,900; Oregon, $82,100;  Washington, $80,800; New Hampshire, $79,000; Iowa, $78,100; Illinois, $76,100 (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nebraska, Alaska, Hawaii and District of Columbia figures not available).

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

What They Buy Source

For mobile homes purchased in the U.S. for residential use during 2009, the average square feet of floor area was 1,530 sq. ft. -- 1,730 for double-wide units and 1,125 for single-wide homes.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

Multi-section homes accounted for 63% of mobile homes sold in 2009, with single-section models making up the remaining 37%.

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

A survey of approximately 12,000 mobile home owners/residents, conducted by the Foremost Insurance Group, asked the respondents how they described their homes when someone asks what type of residence they live in: Mobile home, 61%; manufactured home, 16%; trailer, 14%; house, 5%; modular home, 2%; other, 1%.
 

Foremost Insurance Group, 2008

Where They Buy Source

States receiving the largest number of mobile home shipments in 2009 (with 2008 totals in parentheses): 1. Texas, 7,254 (11,020); 2. Louisiana, 4,719 (7,707); 3. North Carolina, 2,553 (4,105); 4. Florida, 2,334 (4,282); 5. Alabama, 2,282 (3,497); 6. Kentucky, 2,164 (2,894); 7. Mississippi, 2,158 (4,402); 8. Tennessee, 1,710 (2,569); 9. Oklahoma, 1,586 (2,833); 10. California, 1,569 (2,856); 11. South Carolina, 1,493 (2,493); 12. Georgia, 1,470 (2,485).


 

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

Leading producers of modular/whole-house panel homes in 2009, according to number of homes shipped during the year (with percentage change from 2008 in parentheses): 1. Clayton Homes, 1,995 (+13.%); 2. Champion Enterprises, 1,398 (-44%); 3. Automated Division 6 Builders, 764 (-29%); 4. Muncy Homes, 624 (-23%); 5. Excel Homes, 470 (-41%); 6. Ritz-Craft Corp., 445 (-3%); 7. Professional Building Systems, 246 (-51%); 8. Cavco Industries, 225 (-82%); 9. Westchester Modular Homes, 175 (-24%); 10. American Homestar Corp., 170 (-81%).

BuilderOnline, 2010

In the first quarter of 2010, states that were shipped the largest number of modular homes: 1. North Carolina, 358; 2. Virginia, 226; 3. New York, 196; 4. Pennsylvania, 182; 5. New Jersey, 119; 6. Michigan, 89; 7. Maryland, 82; 8. Massachusetts, 81; 9. South Carolina, 75; 10. Texas, 73.

National Modular Housing Council, 2010

According to a 2008 survey of approximately 12,000 mobile home owners/residents, conducted by the Foremost Insurance Group, where the respondents had purchased their homes: From a private party, 36%; new from a dealer, 35%; used from a real estate agent, 9%; used from a dealer, 7%; used from a mobile home park, 5%; bank repo/auction/government, 2%; new from a mobile home park, 2%; used from a mobile home broker, 2%; directly from a factory, 1%; new from a mobile home broker, 1%.

Foremost Insurance Group, 2008

According to a 2008 survey of approximately 12,000 mobile home owners/residents, where their homes are located (based on market size): Less than 100,000 population, 29%; 100,000-499,999 population, 24%; 500,000-1,999,999 population, 23%; population of 2,000,000 or more, 24%. 

Foremost Insurance Group, 2008

Business Trends Source

Manufactured homes accounted for approximately 10% of all new single-family housing starts in the U.S. in 2009, compared to 12% in 2008 and 8% in 2007.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010

The number of mobile homes shipped in 2009 fell 39.2% from the previous year, totaling 49,789. In 2008, shipments amounted to 81,889 units, compared to 95,769 in 2007. Through June 2010, shipments of mobile homes were running 7.8% ahead of the first six months of 2009.
 

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

There were 156 manufacturing facilities producing mobile homes in 2009, down from 323 in  1999.

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

Based on research by the Manufactured Housing Institute, single-section shipments of mobile homes dropped 38.9% in 2009, while shipments of multi-section homes were down 39.5%.

Manufactured Housing Institute, 2010

According to the National Modular Housing Council, 12,709 modular homes were shipped in the U.S. in 2009, down from 21,500 in 2008 and 32,278 in 2007.

National Modular Housing Council, 2010